Rosemary Gaby is an University Associate in English in the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania and secretary of ANZSA (the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association). She has published widely on early modern drama and Shakespeare in performance and has a particular interest in the developing field of digital Shakespeares.
She had taught within the University's English program since 1990, contributing to a wide range of units and developing several courses related to her interest in Shakespeare studies and Modern Drama.
After completing a Masters Degree at the University of Tasmania, Rosemary studied for her PhD in the United Kingdom, at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. This experience generated a keen interest in the study of Shakespeare in performance and much of her subsequent research has focused on that area. She has been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA) since its inception in 1990, and has been secretary of the association since 2000.
|Degree||Title of Thesis||University||Country||Awarded|
|PhD||Knavish Professions; Rogues on Stage from Shakespeare to Gay||University of Birmingham||United Kingdom||1989|
|MA||'Troubled Joy': The Paradox of the Female Figure in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Fiction||University of Tasmania||Australia||1986|
Rosemary had undertaken a range of administrative roles while working at the University of Tasmania, including acting as English Program Coordinator, Honours Coordinator and Graduate Research Coordinator.
Shakespeare studies, screen studies, modern drama, scholarly editing.
Rosemary has extensive teaching experience across drama, screen and literary studies units at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels. Units she had designed and coordinated include:
- Theatre Studies
- Comedy from Ben Jonson to John Gay
- Shakespeare: Histories and Tragedies
- Shakespeare: Comedy and Romance
- Elizabethan and Jacobean Tragedy
- Modern Drama
- Shakespeare's Stage: The Play of Power
- Screen Shakespeare
- Fictions of History
- Nineteenth Century British Literature
- Shakespeare: Page and Performance
Rosemary's main research interests are in:
- Editing Shakespeare and early modern plays
- Shakespeare in performance, on stage and screen
- Australian Theatre history
Rosemary's research aligns with the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. Her publications on Shakespeare in performance explore the ways in which Shakespeare's plays have been interpreted and consumed in a wide variety of places, time periods and forms. Her 2014 book, Open-air Shakespeare: Under Australian Skies (Palgrave), traces the history of open-air Shakespeare production in Australia from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day and suggests that the industry reflects important changes in the ways contemporary Australians relate to both their environment and to Shakespeare.
Rosemary's interest in digital Shakespeares has developed through her work as a contributing editor for the Internet Shakespeare Editions. The ISE provides searchable, annotated scholarly editions of all Shakespeare's plays with extensive supporting materials including introductory essays, transcriptions and facsimiles of the original printed texts, edited source texts, and performance history materials. Rosemary has completed an edition of Henry IV, Part One for the site and is now preparing an edition of Shakespeare's sequel play, Henry IV, Part Two. A print edition of Henry IV, Part One that is aligned with the electronic text has also been published by Broadview Press.
Rosemary is a contributing editor for the Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE). The ISE is a non-profit scholarly website publishing in three main areas: Shakespeare's plays and poems, Shakespeare's life and times, and Shakespeare in performance. Since 1996, the ISE website has been an innovator in providing academic resources for the online digital medium. Its mission is to inspire a love of Shakespeare's works in a world-wide audience by delivering open-access, peer-reviewed Shakespeare resources with the highest standards of scholarship, design, and usability.
Rosemary's main current research project is an edition of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part Two for the Internet Shakespeare Editions. The completed quarto, folio and modern-spelling transcriptions of the text are available at http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/Texts/2H4/.
Fields of Research
- British and Irish Literature (200503)
- Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
- Film, Television and Digital Media (190299)
- Languages and Literature (950203)
- The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance) (950105)
- Understanding Australia's Past (950503)
Rosemary has published peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Shakespearean International Yearbook, Shakespeare Bulletin, Shakespeare, Multicultural Shakespeare and Theatre Notebook.
Her 2014 book, Open-air Shakespeare: Under Australian Skies, was the first title published in Palgrave Macmillan's 'Global Shakespeares' series (General Editor, Alexa Huang) and Henry IV, Part One for Broadview Press was the third play published in the Broadview Internet Shakespeare Editions series.
Highlighted publications(7 outputs)
|2014||Book||Gaby RS, 'Open-Air Shakespeare: Under Australian Skies', Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom, pp. 128. ISBN 978-1-137-42685-7 (2014) [Authored Research Book]|
|2014||Chapter in Book||Gaby RS, 'New Contexts for History: The Online History Play and Digital Connectivity', Shakespearean International Yearbook, Ashgate, BD Hirsch and H Craig (ed), UK, pp. 57-67. ISBN 9781472439642 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]|
|2013||Book||Gaby R, 'Henry IV, Part One', Broadview Press, Peterborough, pp. 278. ISBN 9781554810512 (2013) [Authored Research Book]|
|2012||Journal Article||Gaby R, 'Dunsinane, Mount Macedon: Geoffrey Wright's Melbourne Macbeth (2006)', Australian Studies, 4, (2012) pp. 1-12. ISSN 2042-5120 (2012) [Refereed Article]|
|2011||Journal Article||Gaby R, 'Taking the Bard to the Bush: Environmental Shakespeares in Australia', Shakespeare, 7, (1) pp. 70-77. ISSN 1745-0918 (2011) [Refereed Article]|
|2011||Journal Article||Gaby R, 'Venturing Outside: The Emergence of Australian Open-air theatre', Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance, 8, (23) pp. 107-124. ISSN 2083-8530 (2011) [Refereed Article]|
|2010||Book||Gaby RS, 'Henry IV, Part 1 (Modern)', Victoria, BC ISBN 978 1 55058 371 7 (2010) [Edited Book]|
Journal Article(12 outputs)
|2016||Fletcher L, Clarke R, Crane R, Gaby R, Milthorpe N, et al., 'The teaching of English in Tasmania: building links between Senior Secondary and Tertiary teachers', English in Australia, 51, (1) pp. 25-33. ISSN 0155-2147 (2016) [Refereed Article]|
Citations: Web of Science - 1
Co-authors: Fletcher L; Clarke R; Crane R; Milthorpe N; Stark H
|2016||Gaby R, 'A discriminating audience: Touring Shakespeare and mid-nineteenth-century Tasmania', Cogent Arts & Humanities, 3, (1) Article 1237143. ISSN 2331-1983 (2016) [Refereed Article]|
|2015||Gaby RS, 'Then and Now: Henry IV's England via the RSC and Bell Shakespeare', Shakespeare, 11, (3) pp. 303-315. ISSN 1745-0918 (2015) [Refereed Article]|
|2012||Gaby R, 'Dunsinane, Mount Macedon: Geoffrey Wright's Melbourne Macbeth (2006)', Australian Studies, 4, (2012) pp. 1-12. ISSN 2042-5120 (2012) [Refereed Article]|
|2011||Fletcher LM, Gaby RS, Kloester J, 'Pedagogy report: embedding popular romance studies in English units: teaching Georgette Heyer's Sylvester', Journal of Popular Romance Studies, 1, (2) pp. 1-12. ISSN 2159-4473 (2011) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]|
Co-authors: Fletcher LM
|2011||Gaby R, 'Taking the Bard to the Bush: Environmental Shakespeares in Australia', Shakespeare, 7, (1) pp. 70-77. ISSN 1745-0918 (2011) [Refereed Article]|
|2011||Gaby R, 'Venturing Outside: The Emergence of Australian Open-air theatre', Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance, 8, (23) pp. 107-124. ISSN 2083-8530 (2011) [Refereed Article]|
|2010||Gaby RS, 'Open-air Appropriations: Shakespeare from Sand Harbor to Balmoral Beach', Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance, , 6/7, (21/22) pp. 115-124. (2010) [Refereed Article]|
|2007||Gaby RS, ''An Australian Stratford?' Shakespeare and the Festival', Journal of Australian Studies, 31, (90) pp. 167-202. ISSN 1444-3058 (2007) [Refereed Article]|
Citations: Scopus - 3
|2005||Gaby RS, ''Here's a marvelous convenient place for our rehearsal': Shakespeare in Australian Space', Australasian Drama Studies, 46, (April) pp. 124-138. ISSN 0810-4123 (2005) [Refereed Article]|
|2001||Gaby RS, 'On the Edge of the Empire: Hobart Town Shakespeare, 1864', Theatre Notebook: A Journal of the History and Technique of the British Theatre, 55, (2) pp. 83-91. ISSN 0040-5523 (2001) [Refereed Article]|
|2000||Gaby RS, ''What ish my nation?' Reconstructing Shakespeare's Henriad for the Australian Stage', Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship, 18, (1) pp. 43-46. ISSN 0748-2558 (2000) [Refereed Article]|
|2014||Gaby RS, 'Open-Air Shakespeare: Under Australian Skies', Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom, pp. 128. ISBN 978-1-137-42685-7 (2014) [Authored Research Book]|
|2013||Gaby R, 'Henry IV, Part One', Broadview Press, Peterborough, pp. 278. ISBN 9781554810512 (2013) [Authored Research Book]|
|2010||Gaby RS, 'Henry IV, Part 1 (Modern)', Victoria, BC ISBN 978 1 55058 371 7 (2010) [Edited Book]|
Chapter in Book(6 outputs)
|2015||Gaby RS, ''The days that we have seen': History and Regret in Henry IV, Parts One and Two, The Hollow Crown (2012)', Shakespeare and Emotions: Inheritances, Enactments, Legacies, Palgrave Macmillan, White, RS, Houlahan, M and O'Loughlin K (ed), Houndmills, Basingstoke, pp. 231-239. ISBN 9781137464743 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]|
|2014||Gaby RS, 'New Contexts for History: The Online History Play and Digital Connectivity', Shakespearean International Yearbook, Ashgate, BD Hirsch and H Craig (ed), UK, pp. 57-67. ISBN 9781472439642 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]|
|2013||Gaby Rosemary, 'Taking Shakespeare to the Edge of the world: Leading Ladies on Tour in Colonial Australia', No Other but a Woman's Reason: Women on Shakespeare Towards Commemorating the 450th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Birth , Peter Lang, Krystyna Kujawińska-Courtney, Izabella Penier and Katarzyna Kwapisz-Williams (ed), Frankfurt, pp. 107-118. ISBN 9783631627631 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]|
|2012||Gaby R, 'Henry IV Part 1: Textual Introduction', The Internet Shakespeare, Internet Shakespeare Editions, University of Victoria (Canada), R Gaby (ed), Online, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-55058-371-7 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]|
|2012||Gaby R, 'Henry IV, Part One: Critical Reception', The Internet Shakespeare, Internet Shakespeare Editions, University of Victoria (Canada), R Gaby (ed), Canada, pp. 1-13. ISBN 978-1-55058-371-7 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]|
|2007||Gaby RS, 'Zootango's Garden Shakespeare: Hobart 1992-1996', Shakespeare's Local Habitations, Lodz University Press, Krystyna Kujawlnska and R.S.White (ed), Lodz, pp. 197-203. ISBN 978-83-7525-035-0 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]|
|2004||Gaby RS, 'Australian Theatre', Southern Review, 37, (2) pp. 105-6. (2004) [Review Single Work]|
|2000||Gaby RS, 'Performing the Unnameable: Post Colonial Stages and Our Australian Theatre', Southern Review, School of Applied Communication, RMIT, (1) pp. 111-113. (2000) [Review Several Works]|
|2009||Gaby RS, 'The Winter's Tale', The Shakespeare Encyclopedia: The Complete Guide to the Man and His Works, A.D. Cousins (ed), Buffalo, pp. 238-243 (2009) [Entry]|
Grants & Funding
Number of grants
- University of Tasmania ($4,250)
- Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
- Administered By
- University of Tasmania
- Research Team
- Gaby RS
- University of Tasmania ($3,500)
- Grant-New Staff Research Priming
- Administered By
- University of Tasmania
- Research Team
- Gaby RS
Rosemary has supervised projects at Honours, Masters and PhD levels. Project topics include work on Shakespeare's plays and their screen adaptations, 19th century Australian theatre, and scholarly editing.
|PhD||A Scholarly Annotated Edition of Thomas Heywoods 'The Iron Age' Plays (1632)||2015|
|PhD||Gambling In Elizabethan England: Perspectives on Englands Lotterie Generall of 156769|
Candidate: Patrick Seymour Ball
|PhD||The Woman Who Did: Janet Achurch, Ibsen, and the New Woman|
Candidate: Christine Judith Angel
|PhD||"A Crowned and Selected Band of Women" - Tasmanian Actress/Celebrities of the Nineteenth Century & "Home-grown" Identity|
Candidate: Nicole Anae
|Masters||Shakespeare's sea changes: the reworked patterns of creativity|
Candidate: Donna Lois Hartley